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Court jails captain of capsized South Korean ferry to 36 years

Lee Joon-seok, the captain widely derided by families for leaping to safety while the hundreds of people remained inside the sinking South Korean ferry, was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in jail.<p>Although he was acquitted of murder, Lee was found guilty of violating "seamen's law" and abandonment …

Xi Jinping declares Hong Kong protests are 'illegal'

Xi Jinping appears to signal the end of China’s patience for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, saying that “law and order must be maintained”<p>Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, has declared Hong Kong’s protests “illegal” and insisted that “law and order must be maintained”.<p>His comments, made at the …

Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a million small drone aircraft have been sold in the past few years, and a growing number of them are turning up in the …

2016 Audi A6 and A7 unveiled: new engine, design boost and more

Audi has taken the wraps off its 2016 A6 and A7, and with them come new front and rear designs joined by a new 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder engine for the …

Thruster Glitch Adds Drama as Philae Lander Heads for Comet

Space<p>DARMSTADT, Germany — After a suspense-packed, seven-hour descent, the European Space Agency's Philae lander made an unprecedented touchdown on the surface of a comet Wednesday — marking the high point of a $1.3 billion, 10-year mission.<p>Officials confirmed early Thursday that Philae was sending …

U.S. and China reach historic climate change deal, vow to cut emissions

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.<p>Under the agreement, the United States would cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26% to …

British drones carry out first strikes against Isil in Iraq

Ministry of Defence says RAF Reaper drone fires missile at Isil forces laying homemade bombs north of Baghdad<p>Britain has launched its first drone strikes against Isil fighters in <b>Iraq</b>.<p>The Ministry of Defence said an RAF Reaper drone had fired a Hellfire missile at Islamic State of Iraq and the …